Estates Management record 2015/16 - Support NIA learning centre space
Estates Management record 2015/16
Support NIA learning centre space
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This field contains data about the Net Internal Area (NIA) of support space associated with learning centres. The value can be recorded to three decimal places.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All higher education providers (HEPs).
|Unit||Square metre (m²)|
The NIA of library/learning centre space, as included in Support offices NIA and Support not offices NIA.
In accordance with the definition used in the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) annual statistics, libraries/learning centres are defined as a systematic collection of information resources and having a separate entrance. These resources may be in print or other media.
A storage facility, whether or not staffed, on or off-campus, counts as a separate library if it has a separate entrance. It also includes PC clusters, even large open access PC areas housed within libraries and photocopying services.
Include offices that are part of the library/learning centre, such as offices for the Head of the Resource Centre, section management, technical facilities staff, subject librarians, general librarians and resource administration.
Note that this definition includes open access computing areas that are integral to the library/learning centre, but would leave other dispersed open access rooms in the support category Net Internal Area Support other.
The floor area return is likely to include the types of space covered by the SCONUL Statistical Return heading 1b and 1d, but note that the SCONUL data are gross areas and for the avoidance of doubt, the net area is requested here.
Commercial space that can be separately identified as a discrete area together with all associated costs, staff, energy, waste, emissions etc. is considered non-returnable and should be excluded from the Estates management record.
Only in circumstances where commercial space cannot be identified in accordance with the aforementioned conditions is it considered returnable and should therefore be included in the Estates management record (together with all associated costs, staff, energy, waste, emissions etc.).
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